Le Puy - Barthelemy - 2011 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The robe is a deep, enticing purple, while the nose boasts a rich array of aromas which seem to evoke a basket of perfectly ripe grapes. The palate is luxurious and complex, balancing great depth of flavour with a silky lightness of touch. The finish is seductive with a hint of mystery, inviting you to plunge further into this entrancing enigma.
Barthélémy is an ideal partner for all grilled meats, game, mushrooms and refined, delicate ingredients, complementing without overwhelming complex flavours.
Above all, Barthélemy is an emotional experience.” Chateau Le Puy
Set on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, overlooking the magnificent Dordogne valley, the area was formerly nicknamed ‘Miracle Hills’ on account of the superb wines produced here. The vineyard of Château le Puy is the second-highest point in the Gironde department. The bulk of the current Château was built in 1832 by our ancestor Barthélemy Amoreau, but the oldest sections date from the early seventeenth century.
A scattering of brick and mud-walled ruins overlook the last traces of a Gallo-Roman settlement, while these hills were also the site of a prehistoric stone tool-cutting centre: flints are still occasionally unearthed today. Building for the twenty-first century and beyond, a new program of renovation works is underway, reconciling history and modernity to preserve and promote the traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Surface Area: 51 hectares in three separate plots located on the same rocky plateau
Terroir: 10% clay-silt with clay-limestone substrate, 65% clay-silt-limestone with limestone substrate, 25% clay-limestone
Grape: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon